From the Office of Congressman Steve Israel:

On Wednesday, Rep. Steve Israel (D – N.Y.) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) announced that the 2.1 million-member SEIU endorsed the Household Product Labeling Act (H.R.3057). Rep. Israel’s legislation requires manufacturers of basic household cleaning products – like tile cleaner and dish soap – to list the product ingredients on the product or its packaging.

…Current federal law does not require companies to list ingredients for household products including cleaning agents, pesticides, epoxy, paint and stains. Only ingredients that pose an immediate threat must be included on the label. Rep. Israel’s bill requires a full ingredient list on the product or its packaging.

Rep. Israel’s bill is endorsed by: Audubon Society, Environmental Working Group, Cancer Prevention Coalition, Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Healthy Child Healthy World, Toxics Information Project, OMB Watch, Public Citizen, Oregon Toxics Alliance, Oregon Center for Environmental Health, Method, SEIU, Seventh Generation, Teens Turning Green, Maid Brigade, Breast Cancer Action and Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

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